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Milk Fever – Prevention and Treatments

Clinical milk fever (hypocalcaemia) is a metabolic disorder caused by low blood calcium that effects on average 4 - 9% of dairy cows before and after calving. It costs farmers around £220 per cow that suffers with it and can be fatal, even with treatment.

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Selective Dry Cow Therapy Vs Antibiotic Dry Cow Therapy

Everyone deserves a bit of time off and that includes dairy cows. Milking and calving is stressful in terms of energy for the ladies so, a little r and r is essential for good health management. Happy, healthy cows = productive cows.

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Making Sure Your Calves Get the Good Stuff

Protecting each new-born calf from infectious diseases, ensuring they are healthy and productive in the long term, is a priority for every dairy farmer.

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BVD and the Cost of Infection

Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is a highly contagious disease that costs the beef and dairy industries in excess of £33 million a year, but what is it and how can you make sure it doesn’t affect your animals or your bottom line?

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Blackleg – The Danger Lurking in the Soil

Blackleg, also known as black quarter, quarter evil and quarter ill, is a particularly nasty Clostridial disease that affects sheep and cattle. It is a form of gangrene, known as gas gangrene in humans.

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